Interactive training in a multimedia online (web-based) or disc format means more than having a user hit a button on their computer to take them to the next page. By and large, people learn by doing, and this means creating a package of computerized learning material that is automatically tailored to the needs of the individual learner.
A challenging media-rich learning experience, particularly if the trainer can put a novel spin into the content and presentation, is more likely to win the learner’s interest and participation than a worthy but predictable electronic lecture or an electronic book.
This may take the form of any of the following …
The interactive multimedia training experience typically allows the user to gain knowledge and practice a job function in a safe and controlled manner. The closer the trainer can get to a simulation of the situation or process the user will experience in their real task or job, the more realistic and tangible the learning involvement will be.